Breezy Summer-Weight Knits for Under $100

These lightweight summer cardis and pullovers are exactly right for hot-weather layering.

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J.Crew
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ASOS
Somehow we always have a hard time giving up our knitwear even in the hottest days of summer. Happily, these breezy, lightweight cardis and pullovers are exactly right for hot-weather layering. This short-sleeve, open-knit pullover from ASOS could easily be worn over a bikini for windy days by the beach. $46.40 at ASOS.
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Gap
Color blocking was a huge theme on the runways this season, and there's no easier way to pull of the look than with Gap's cool two-tone sweater in bright orange and cream. $49.95 at Gap.
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Banana Republic
Punch up your look with a boldly patterned summer cardigan like this graphic floral number from Banana Republic. $69.50 at Banana Republic.
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J.Crew
Minty-green hues are having a major moment this summer, and J.Crew makes the trend even more accessible with a simple cotton cardigan in cable knit. $39.99 at J.Crew.
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Gap
We're loving crochet details this season, and Gap's three-quarter sleeve coral crewneck with lacy details along the front strikes a perfect balance between practical and all out girly. $24.99 at Gap.
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Shopbop
When it comes to beach-ready knits, nothing quite hits the spot like a boho fringed poncho like this taupe version by Graham & Spencer. $64.80 at Shopbop.
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Zara
It may seem counter intuitive, but a knit tank like this taupe Zara edition is a terrific way to experiment with texture (without layering on too much heat). $19.99 at Zara.
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Madewell
Stripes and bold colors are summertime "musts," so naturally we were taken with this punchy Madwell cardigan, which conveniently combines both looks in one. $68 at Madewell.
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ASOS
Summer calls for playful accents like the lipstick-kiss motif on this light cotton pullover. $53.02 at ASOS.
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Banana Republic
Everyone loves a stripey crewneck come summertime, but Banana Republic tweaked the classic look by offsetting the stripe pattern on this bright yellow knit. $59.50 at Banana Republic
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J.Crew
If you're looking to make a bigger statement with your summer knits, try J.Crew's pop-timistic teal and pink "Tippi" sweater, which features a giant, asymmetrical heart across the front. $89.50 at J.Crew.
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Madewell
What do you get when you combine a sheer woven knit with polka dots? Sartorial summertime perfection, as evidenced by this cheeky Madewell knit. $78 at Madewell
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Zara
For a more sophisticated look, experiment with knits that incorporate sheer, silky details like this asymmetrical white pullover from Zara which features a long silk panel at the back. $25.99 at Zara.
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Topshop
Take a cue from Jane Birkin's effortless sense of chic with a classic, cream-colored knit like this boatneck version from Topshop. $72 at Topshop.
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Topshop
Nautical stripes are a can't-miss in the hottest summer months, and Topshop's version stands out from the crowd with clusters of grey stripes and a shorter bracelet-length sleeve. $72 at Topshop.
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